What paint do I use when painting kitchen cabinets?

If you are looking to avoid a costly full kitchen remodel, a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets can work wonders. 

Painting cabinets can be a long, difficult, and tedious project. It is often the best choice to hire a professional cabinet painter to ensure that the job turns out right and in a timely manner. Paintzen can complete your cabinet paint job quickly, efficiently, and properly without drastically disrupting your day-to-day routine.  

Obviously when you think of painting your cabinets, you are thinking of the color you want them to be. Preferences are always changing in kitchen trends. Grays. beiges, and whites will help give your kitchen a fresh, simple look that will never go out of style. Bolder colors like green, blue and black can add a warmer personal tone to the space. The amount of light your kitchen gets will strongly influence how a color looks. You should always test out a color by placing swatches in different parts of your kitchen and noting how the color changes over the day.

But you also have to consider the kind of paint you are using when you tackle a cabinet job. There are two types of paint most commonly used in cabinet painting jobs: oil-based paint and water-based (latex) paint. 

Oil-based paint is all around the better choice: it covers the wood better and goes on more smoothly; it forms a more resistant paint film; it shrinks less as it dries.

Working with oil-based paint, however, is a difficult process, which is why it is recommended to use a professional cabinet painter. Turpentine or mineral spirits are necessary to clean the brushes, paint rollers, and other tools used. Chemicals like these need to be handled and recycled properly. Additionally, oil-based paint gives off strong fumes during application and drying, so properly ventilating the space you are working in is very important.

Latex paint is easier to deal with, it’s simpler to clean up and dries faster. Latex paint is also temperature sensitive, meaning it will shrink as it dries. It also may require you to refinish your cabinets more often.

There are many factors at play when you decide to paint your cabinets. Paintzen professional painters have many years of experience painting cabinets. Look at our cabinet painting services and read some customer reviews. If you like what you see, you can get a free online quote and after booking our painters can be ready in as few as 72 hours to start your job.